Making the Best of Lockdown

Circles at Age UK Doncaster aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness among older people, supporting them to develop new connections and friendships in their communities, and our approach has always relied on physical interaction. People involved with Circles...

The Volunteer Matchmaker

Michelle works to develop Circles with older people living in the community in Doncaster. Part of her role involves matching volunteers with opportunities to get involved. In her most recent blog she talks about the challenges of matching volunteers and how to...
Henry’s story

Henry’s story

The transition from child services to adult services can be a difficult time for people who need support. Henry’s Circle was formed as he approached his 18th birthday, to help him and his family to create the life that he wanted.   Meet Henry Henry is 18 years...
Dawn’s story

Dawn’s story

Connecting with others is a common goal for people who start a Community Circle. Where there’s the right opportunity, the Community Circles Connector can also share ideas and experiences that have worked in other peoples’ circles, and connect people from one circle...